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19 killed and dozens injured in Manchester terror attack

Nineteen people have been killed and more than 50 others injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena in the UK, The Sunrise has learned. According to the BBC, the blast happened at about 22:35 BST on Monday at the tail end of a concert by US singer Ariana …

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Vulnerable children from Zion Orphanage center get hope through a Scottish volunteer

Volunteer Deborah McKenzie with ZCO staff and excited children after receiving scholastic material.at Nsagu village in Wakiso.

The last fortnight has been a congested schedule of activities for members of Zion Children’s Orphanage (ZCO); a registered NGO with its headquarters in Makindye Madirisa zone, Reason being the arrival of a volunteer from Scotland named Deborah McKenzie. According to the Director of Zion Children’s Orphanage Alex Pius Sebakiwa, …

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Nebbi Council throws out Chairman’s ‘handshake’ pledges

Jonam Area MP Emmy Ongiertho Nebbi district councillors have proved they have a good grasp of public accountability principles after they sent into the dustbin proposed budgetary allocations by their chairman seen as meant to influence voters. In their Budget approvals sitting held at the district headquarters recently, the councillors …

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Ugandan Carpenters Condemn Chinese Furniture

Chairman Nsambya carpenters, Moses Muleke

The Nsambya Carpenters’ chairman, Sadam Moses Muleke, is concerned at how the Chinese are failing the market for locally-made furniture. “We know the biggest challenge in the market and who doesn’t first look or consult us the local carpenters, but sells furniture at a very low price which is very …

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Museveni not sincere about ending torture, says renowned lawyer

Human Rights Lawyer Nicholas Opio of Chapter Four

In recent days, Ugandans have been alarmed by shocking pictures of dozens of suspects in Police detention nursing very serious wounds inflicted on them by police officers as a way to get them to admit, genuinely or otherwise that they were involved in the assassination of former Assistant IGP Andrew …

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Uganda needs accurate, complete accounting to track money leakages

Ross-Campbell-ICAEW-Director

Britain’s Director of Public Sector of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Ross Campbell, was in Kampala to attend the African Congress of Accountants (ACOA) Conference at the Commonwealth Resort Beach Hotel in Munyonyo. Before joining the ICAEW, Campbell was Deputy Director for Government Financial Reporting, …

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MP calls for ‘Kyapa mu Ngalo’ for Amuru

MP Gilbert Olanya rallying his people to acquire Land Titles

Kilak South Member of Parliament  (MP) Gilbert Olanya asked the people of Amuru district not to relax in their efforts to demand for land titles as a way to avoid losing it to dubious investors and land grabbers that are targeting it because it is not registered. A similar campaign …

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Economy: Worst Performance in 30 years

Finance Permanent Secretary Muhakanizi attended the meeting

Agriculture, social spending key to economic recovery says IMF Uganda is set to record its worst economic performance in 30 years largely because of last year’s prolonged drought that severely hit the agriculture sector but also due to excessive investments in the infrastructure at the expense of other social sectors. …

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Malaysia, Saudi Arabia building centre to teach peace

The Defence minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Hishammudeen Hussein l) The Secretary General Muslim World League Dr. Mohamad Abdulkarim Alissa, during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

  Malaysia’s Ministry of Defence in collaboration with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently reached an agreement on establishing an international centre for Peace studies. This was emerged after a meeting between Malaysia’s Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammudeen Hussein and Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa, Secretary General of Muslim World …

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One Uganda Police Officer killed by 2 UPDF soldiers

CDF General David Muhoozi

Two Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force soldiers in Bushika town, Bududa District attacked seven Uganda Police officers in a fire-fight, killing one, leaving three others with serious wounds sustained from the fight. According to Asan Kasingye the Uganda Police spokesperson, the two UPDF soldiers: RA215260, Lance Corporal James Waninga, who was …

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